LISA15 Speaker Information
Welcome to all LISA15 speakers and instrucrtors! We're so glad that you'll be joining us at this year's conference. This page contains all of your to-do items in order to get ready for LISA. We look forward to seeing you in November.
To Do Now
- Confirm that you'll be able to present at LISA15 by June 10.*
- Submit your session details by June 17.*
- USENIX requires a signed consent form from all presenters. Please review the consent form when you receive it and sign with an electronic signature.
- If you need an invitation letter to apply for a VISA to attend the conference, please contact email@example.com as soon as possible (VISA applications can take at least 30 working days to process). Please identify yourself as a presenter and include your mailing address in your email.
Note: The link to the webform is in the Proposal Notification email.
Prepare For Your Session
1. Don't Forget to Register
LISA15 will be held November 8–13, 2015, at the Washington Marriott Wardman Park in Washington, D.C. See the Venue page for details. We are happy to offer you complimentary conference registration for yourself. All speakers and instructors are required to complete their own registration; the Conference Department will send instructions via email in early September. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
2. Promote Your Session and the Conference
- We're active on Twitter, Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Lanyrd, and we'll be promoting the conference and the sessions regularly using the #lisa15 hashtag. We ask that you do the same—we bet you've got at least one active social media account. Our attendees come from around the world to learn from you, so here's your chance to get everyone excited about your session. We've posted several graphics below which you're welcome to use.
- Contact email@example.com if you'd like to be interviewed for the USENIX Update Blog.
3. Create and Refine Your Slides
If you wish, you can use one of these LISA15 slide templates:
If you prefer not to use one of these templates, please keep the following tips in mind:
- Create your slides with a 3/4-inch border so nothing is cut off on the screen.
- Note that the aspect ratio for slides is 16:9 unless otherwise noted.
- Use highly contrasting colors on your slides so the people can read them in all lighting conditions.
- Use larger fonts whenever possible.
- Review our Code of Conduct and be sure to omit any potentially offensive images or language.
4. Rehearse Your Presentation
Take advantage of your local meetups and user groups to rehearse your talk and further refine your slides. Contact them early, as many book speakers months in advance. See the helpful list of speaker tips from Pycon.
5. Assess Your Technical Needs
- Please bring your laptop. We will provide an LCD projector, screen, microphone, cables, and extension cords in each room. Tutorial Instructors and Workshop Leaders should see additional AV instructions.
- Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any special AV needs or if you need to borrow a laptop.
- Pick up your speaker badge and thank-you gift at Speaker Badge Pickup. Your speaker badge will grant you access to the invited talks, panels, keynote addresses, mini-tutorials, paper presentations, poster sessions, vendor expo, Birds-of-a-Feather sessions, happy hour, dinner reception, and daily lunches.
- Make contact with the AV staff onsite so that you can check your laptop and presentation before your session or at one of the breaks.
- Keep in mind the USENIX Code of Conduct and be sure to avoid any potentially offensive images or language.
- Check out the Speaker Lounge for a quiet space to practice, relax, or test your AV before your presentation.
After the Presentation
If you’d like to follow your talk with a demonstration or further discussion, there may be space available in the LISA Lab. This is mostly unreserved space that you are welcome to use when available. Please contact email@example.com with any questions you may have, or to reserve some space.
Additional Instructions for Tutorial and Mini-Tutorial Instructors
- Please sign your contract as soon as you receive it.
- Submit your materials for the USB drive by Monday, September 28.
- Complete the Tutorial Instructor AV Request form by Wednesday, October 7, 2015, so that we can make the appropriate plans for your Audio/Visual needs.
Additional Instructions for Workshop Leaders
- Complete the Workshop Leader AV Request form by Wednesday, October 7, 2015, so that we can make the appropriate plans for your Audio/Visual needs.
Additional Instructions for Talk Presenters
- All media in your presentation—including movies and audio—will be recorded, so remember to check copyright; otherwise we may have to black out that section of your talk.
- Check in with your session chair at least 15 minutes prior to your talk.
- There are usually a minimum of 2 laptop hookups at the podium with a switcher, so you can hook up your laptop early to save time.
- Using the podium microphone is preferred as using the podium creates the best looking video.
- Computer audio is available at the podium if you need it.
- After your talk, remember to email your slides to firstname.lastname@example.org
Additional Instructions for Refereed Paper Authors
- Final Papers: A printable PDF of your paper, no longer than 12 pages including diagrams, figures, full references, and appendices, is due on or before Thursday, August 27, 2015. Please note that this is a hard deadline, no extensions will be granted. Upload your final paper to the Web submissions system by August 27, 2015. If you have questions, please contact Michele Nelson. All papers will be available online to registered attendees before the conference. If your accepted paper should not be published prior to the event, please notify email@example.com. The papers will be available online to everyone beginning on the first day of the conference.
- Accompanying Posters: We strongly encourage authors of accepted papers to submit a poster as well. Please see the instructions for posters below. Note: abstracts of posters accompanying accepted papers will not be printed in the LISA15 Proceedings.
- Consent Form: USENIX requires a signed consent form from each author of a refereed paper. Please review the consent form when you receive it and sign with an electronic signature. If you are the lead author, please make sure all of your co-authors sign a form.
- Author Resources: Resources to help authors submit papers and posters that meet USENIX publishing guidelines, including templates for LaTeX and Microsoft Word, are available on the Author Resources page.
Additional Instructions for Poster Only Authors
- Poster Abstracts: Your poster abstract will be published in the LISA15 Proceedings. A printable PDF of your poster abstract, no longer than 500 words, is due on or before Thursday, August 27, 2015. Please note that this is a hard deadline, no extensions will be granted. Upload your poster abstract to the Web submissions system by August 27, 2015. If you have questions, please contact Michele Nelson. Please note: Full posters will be presented in person during the poster session at the conference and will not be included in the Proceedings or on the Web site. Please see the Instructions for Poster Session Presenters for more information.
- Consent Form: USENIX requires a signed consent form from each author of a poster. Please review the consent form when you receive it and sign with an electronic signature. If you are the lead author, please make sure all of your co-authors sign a form.
Contact the Program Co-Chairs or USENIX staff if you have questions regarding your talk. We’re here to support you.
Cory Lueninghoener, Los Alamos National Laboratory
Paul Anderson, University of Edinburgh
Invited Talks Coordinators
Doug Hughes, D. E. Shaw Research, LLC.
USENIX Tutorials Staff
Natalie DeJarlais, USENIX Association
Feel free to use the following banners to promote your session at LISA15. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need a different size.
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